As summer is coming to an end, many of us green thumbs (I’m a wannabe) are putting the garden tools to the side. My brother is a true gardener and is constantly letting me know what I am doing wrong, along with letting me know that this is something that can be done outside of the summer months. It does depend where you live, obviously, but if you do not suffer a completely snow covered winter there is hope!
I am new to this, so all of you advanced green thumbers, you are free to laugh I am even picking up some pretty shnazzy lingo such as, “overwintering”. Now I am finding ways to use such words on purpose, to make it sound like I really might have experience in this area. I like going to the gardening area of Home Depot to pick up supplies and throw around this new green thumb lingo with the local gardening gurus, that’s how I roll.
Brussels sprouts, seedlings
Garlic, (cloves. plant early fall for spring harvest)
Kale, seeds (only in mild climates for overwintering.. yes I got to use this word!)
Lettuce, seeds.. again, mild climates for OVERWINTERING!
Spinach, seeds.. yea these can be overwintered too
So I am all into growing my own goods now! Can some of you advanced gardeners share any advice to us novices? What are options for those who live in the great white north that still want fresh garden goods during a blizzard? Please share!!